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Windows 7: Which CPU should I run?


02 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS
 
 
Which CPU should I run?

Okay. I have a bad Mobo. I have 3 options for a CPU. I have a Pentium 4 3.2gh with HT. A Pentitm D 2.8gh. And am wondering if I should get a Core 2 Duo? My Mobo only supports the C2D e4300 Conroe. Which is 1.8gh. Which woukd be best for running. I play Assassins Creed Laggy on both Pentiums. Thanks.
Rangi.


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02 Aug 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Are you saying the mobo is bad or bad as in it's so old? I'm a bit confused on that.
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02 Aug 2012   #3

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It's bad as in Old. ECS Livermore i945.
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02 Aug 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheesey View Post
It's bad as in Old. ECS Livermore i945.
I'd suggest upgrading the motherboard and get a better processor. If you're low on money at the moment and just want a better processor, then go for the Core 2 Duo.
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02 Aug 2012   #5

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Yeah mate I just tried fixing an old one up and it really was not worth the time, hairpulling and hassle, and if the mobo only supports that 1.8 I think you are behind the eight ball..

Mate I know money is tight but any chance for an upgrade machine? Have you considered building even? Then you can pick what aprts you want. I thin there areplentyof budget options arounnd and while the economy is like it is you could pick up something for not that much.

You are in the US too where stuff is a lot cheaper than out here.

If it's not too rude a question any idea of budget?
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03 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS
 
 

I could be looking at around $150 for a Mobo. I'm in NZ. This is just for the moment. I will be building a machine, but I'd rather wait a few months, so I can save around 1-2grand. Then I can build a beast. But for now. Would the C2D E4300 run faster than the Pentium D 2.8 or Pentium 4 3.2? I use C4D which requires decent rendering. And need to know which'll render faster if I want to be able to save Money.
Thanks, Rangi.
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03 Aug 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

The Core 2 Duo would be your best bet.
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03 Aug 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya Sheesey and sorry meant to say welcome. Mate I am embarking on my next build now a - a beast as I mucked up last time and used a i5 2500 instead of a K for the sake of saving a few dollars and an H67 board instead of a P67 so research mate is the go and plenty of experienced blokes in here.

Do you get your gear local? I get mine from PCCG Melbourne although I live up country (NSW) - good prices mate and shipping is about the cheapest I have come across. I'm going Asus P8Z77-V and i5 3570K now I don't know what the shipping would be but they have this that might whet your appetite ASUS P8Z77-M PRO Motherboard [P8Z77-M-PRO] - $139.00 : PC Case Gear unless you can get it better priced where you are of course.

Oh and sorry Rev missed your post - absolutely
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03 Aug 2012   #9

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The Core 2 Duo will be a slight improvement, if your planning a new build I would just wait it out.
You'll be better off to save up for the new rig.

If you can't wait, then the Core 2 Duo.
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03 Aug 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Personally Sheesey I am with Dave as some of those second hand CPU's can be quite expensive mate.

I recently priced up a Pentium Q series for my tester and frankly it was more than a new Ivy Bridge i5 !
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